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Bounty Of Golden Artifacts Unearthed From 2,400-year-old Bulgarian Tomb
2012-11-09 20:17:25

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Bulgarian archeologists announced that they have unearthed a bounty of golden jewelry, sculptures, and other artifacts from a 2,400-year old tomb located in northern Bulgaria. The artifacts were found in a wooden box that contained burnt bones and ritual items, which had been wrapped in a gold-weave cloth. The tomb belonged to the Getae, an ancient tribal people that were rivals with the ancient Greeks and part of a larger group of...

2008-07-31 09:00:16

By MIKE CORDER By Mike Corder The Associated Press THE HAGUE, Netherlands The Yugoslav war crimes tribunal has Radovan Karadzic in custody, 13 years after indicting the Bosnian Serb leader on genocide charges. From video of summary executions to photos of skeletal prisoners, prosecutors have plenty of evidence of atrocities. But Slobodan Milosevic's tortuous trial demonstrated how tricky it is to prove a political leader masterminded the crimes as part of a genocidal plot to...

2008-07-03 12:00:22

Text of report by Serbian pro-western Belgrade-based B-92 TV, [Presenter] [Muslim war-time commander in Srebrenica] Naser Oric's release is yet another, and a very serious blow to international justice, the National Council for Cooperation with The Hague Tribunal has stated. Regarding Judge [Wolfgang] Schomburg's statement that it was established that heavy crimes had been undoubtedly committed against Serbs in Srebrenica, but that there were no evidence to sentence Oric, the National...

2006-04-05 08:31:45

By Nicola Leske AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A final investigation into the death of Slobodan Milosevic showed that the former Yugoslav president died of a heart attack with no sign of foul play involved, Dutch prosecutors said on Wednesday. Milosevic was found dead in his cell at the detention unit in The Hague on March 11, just months before a verdict was expected in his trial for war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity in Croatia, Bosnia and Kosovo in the 1990s. There had been...

2006-04-05 05:33:04

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - An investigation into the death of Slobodan Milosevic in his cell while on trial for war crimes showed that the former Yugoslav president died of natural causes, Dutch prosecutors said on Wednesday. Milosevic was found dead in his cell at the detention unit in The Hague on March 11, just months before a verdict was expected in his trial for war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity in Croatia, Bosnia and Kosovo in the 1990s. There had been speculation...

2006-03-19 12:22:03

By Ljilja Cvekic BELGRADE (Reuters) - Slobodan Milosevic's daughter on Sunday denounced the former Serbian president's funeral, saying his Socialist Party had hijacked it for political ends. Socialist officials and other prominent supporters made a succession of fiery speeches at a gathering of tens of thousands of people in Belgrade on Saturday before Milosevic's coffin was taken to the provincial town of Pozarevac for burial. Milosevic's son was quoted in the Belgrade daily Press...

2006-03-18 09:10:00

By Ellie Tzortzi and Beti Bilandzic BELGRADE (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Serbs rallied on Saturday to pay their last respects to Slobodan Milosevic, hailing as a hero the man who presided over years of bloodshed and was eventually ousted by his own people. Pro-democracy activists who toppled Milosevic six years ago threatened to hold their own rally nearby later in the day in an effort to show that diehard nationalists no longer hold sway. Supporters of the former president, who died in...

2006-03-11 23:34:26

By Douglas Hamilton BELGRADE (Reuters) - The sudden death of Slobodan Milosevic created a new martyr for some Serbs as the country on Sunday marked the third anniversary of the assassination of Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic, the man who ousted him. Milosevic's death in detention at the Hague war crimes tribunal could prove a political gift to hardline nationalists who despised Djindjic as the traitor that sold out their hero and who swore never to forgive pro-Western liberals. In a...

2006-02-22 05:13:12

By Emma Thomasson THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Slobodan Milosevic asked the U.N. war crimes tribunal in The Hague on Wednesday to speed a decision on his request for provisional release to travel to Russia for medical treatment, saying his health is worsening. "I have a lot of noise in my head," the former Yugoslav president told the court. "These symptoms are getting worse and they make me very tired." Milosevic's heart condition and high blood pressure have repeatedly interrupted his...

2005-12-08 20:15:40

By Elisabeth O'Leary MADRID (Reuters) - Fugitive Croatian General Ante Gotovina, one of the three most wanted war crimes suspects from the former Yugoslavia, appeared in a Spanish court on Thursday after his arrest in Tenerife, Spanish and U.N. officials said. "He was arrested this night in Spain ... he is now in detention, finally. He will be transferred to The Hague," U.N. chief war crimes prosecutor Carla del Ponte said on a visit to Belgrade. Gotovina's detention is a major...


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2010-10-08 17:24:33

Telmatosaurus, meaning "marsh lizard," is a genus of hadrosaurid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period found in what is now Romania. The type species, T. transylvanicus, was described in 1899 by Franz Nopcsa von Felső-Szilvás. He initially described it as Limnosaurus, which has a similar meaning to Telmatosaurus. However, that name had already been taken, and the genus was renamed in 1903. Telmatosaurus was a fairly small hadrosaur, about 16 feet long. It was considered a very...

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Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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